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WZLX radio personality Heather Ford and New England Patriot kicker Stephen Gostowski were in attendance at the 2nd Annual “Mayo Bowl” Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Kings in Dedham, Mass. (Photo: Colette Greenstein)

Author: Colette GreensteinWZLX radio personality Heather Ford and New England Patriot kicker Stephen Gostowski were in attendance at the 2nd Annual “Mayo Bowl” Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Kings in Dedham, Mass.

The 2nd Annual “Mayo Bowl” Celebrity Bowling Tournament

It was an all-star line-up of Patriots at the 2nd Annual “Mayo Bowl” charity bowling tournament at Kings Dedham, Legacy Place. In the house I spied the man of the night, Jerod Mayo, along with teammates Deion Branch, Vince Wilfork, Chad Ochocinco, Albert Haynesworth, Matt Light and Stephen Gostkowski.

Also lending their support to the charity was former Pats Troy Brown, WZLX morning radio personalities Kevin Karlson, Pete McKenzie and Heather Ford, WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton and National Amusement’s Kevin Mitchell. Adding to the party vibe was DJ Ron Furr. The event raised more than $100,000 for Pitching in for Kids, Inc., whose mission is dedicated to providing specifically earmarked grants that will improve the lives of children across New England. You can’t beat that!

Enrique Iglesias

Pitbull was a no-show, but it didn’t matter because Enrique Iglesias put on a sizzling and muy caliente show for the sold-out crowd of tweens, teens, adults and cougars alike at the TD Garden. I admit I can’t really distinguish his songs except for the ballad, “Hero,” but it really didn’t matter. The night was about music, dancing and having fun, plus it doesn’t hurt that Enrique is so darn cute, even with his baseball cap on. Anna Kournikova, you’re one lucky lady!

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

Despite the forecast of rain and the humidity, the last day of the festival went off without a hitch. It was a day filled with food, families and music, and also seeing old friends.  As I was leaving the fest, I could hear the faint sounds of Oleta Adams singing “Get Here” in the background. What a great way to end the day!

Red Lantern

Red Lantern describes itself as a “sophisticated, sensual and tailored Asian Restaurant and Lounge” and I couldn’t agree more. Where do I begin? You enter the restaurant through the 20-foot Asian ceremonial black-lacquered doors into the foyer, which then leads you into the bar area on the left and the dining area opens up to the right, with a sushi bar in the back.

It’s both intimate and inviting. I walked in and I was immediately captivated by the rich and bold red accents throughout the lounge, coupled with the soft lighting, great music and beautiful people. I swear I haven’t seen this many attractive people in one spot in the city. They must have shipped them in!

The cuisine is traditional Chinese food with a twist from the lobster rangoon to the shumai and assorted rice dishes to the bubble tea and hot “sakitinis,” and it all works. It’s a great place to meet up with friends after work or a night on the town. I’ll definitely be back! There’s so much more to explore!

Coming up …

Tonight (Oct. 6), in celebration of the Lasell College Fashion Department, Lasell College celebrates its 75th Anniversary with the glamourousFASCINATION Runway Show featuring designer Nara Paz at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline.  The show kicks off at 8 p.m.

World Music/CRASHarts presents the Boston debut of Kings of Salsa at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Thursday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 15, featuring Cuba’s best young dancers and the spectacular 10-piece live band, Cuba Ashire, performing a stunning contemporary interpretation of Cuban classics: mambo, rumba and cha cha cha.

On Friday, Oct. 14 Exhale Lifestyle Magazine presents Top Dish, a sustainable culinary event celebrating local food. Top chefs of Boston will be demonstrating their talent as they create delicious dishes at the Epicenter in South Boston. The proceeds will benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Betsey Johnson comes to town for her fashion show at the Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama on Saturday, Oct. 15, with the proceeds benefitting the South End Community Health Center Breast Cancer Prevention Program.

ABCD celebrates its 37th Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., featuring keynote speaker Boston Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers.

The Color of Film Collaborative presents “Dinner and A Movie” at the Haley House Bakery Café on Friday, Oct. 28.

The 24th Annual Steppin’ Out for Dimock Gala will be held on Oct. 29 at the Westin Copley Place featuring legendary pop/gospel songstress Oleta Adams; the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir, eight-time W.C. Handy “Best Blues Piano” award nominee, Henry Butler; the 13-piece Grammy-winning ensemble, Spanish Harlem Orchestra and more!

Every Monday night, Coach Willie Maye’s “Monday Night Football” takes over Kings at Back Bay.

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